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The Yaqui

My grandfather, Clarence Aime, was Chief Stewart for UFC for many years. He sailed out of New Orleans, La for many years. Sometimes the return was to Mobile, Al.

He sailed on several different UFC ships to Central and South American countries, and Cuba before it was closed.

If I correctly remember, his favorite ship was the Chiriqui. He also loved a ship named the Yaqui. I am unable to locate the Yaqui in the list of UFC ships in the Great White Fleet.

Can anyone give me info on the Yaqui? I also have a picture of my grandfather in uniform on board one of the ships. If anyone is interested, I'll send you a copy. Just email me.

Joe Condon

Re: The Yaqui

The name of the ship is Yaque and she was the lead ship of a 5,000 ton single screw class delivered in 1947. Length 365 feet, beam 56 feet, capacity 50,000 bunches of bananas, 12 passengers with geared turbine engines delivering a maximum speed of 16 knots.
A picture can be found at http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2011/10/175united_2.html
For more info check by John H. Melville (Vontage 1976).